Baby Mice Shock For Tesco Shopper In Birmingham

A supermarket shopper was left horrified after seeing baby mice crawl out of a packet of crisps at a new Tesco store in Aston, Birmingham.
Liz Wray said she felt “revolted” to find six pink mice drop from the McCoys multipack in the store’s aisles last Friday.
She quickly took pictures of the rodents mice on her mobile and confronted the store’s bosses, but said she was shocked by their decision not to close the supermarket straight away. The outlet remained open for three hours after the health visitor had informed the manager of the mice.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Ms Wray said: “I was with a work colleague who reached out towards the crisps and started screaming. Suddenly these tiny pink things appeared from the multipacks and were lying in front of us.”
“They were repulsive and made me feel revolting. There were half a dozen of them crawling out of different holes in the crisps and we couldn’t believe our eyes. All the staff did was put a cardboard box over the mice and close aisle six.”
“I asked the store manager what the normal policy is and they said that they wouldn’t close down the store. When I rang the head office I was told that the policy is to ring environmental health and get them to investigate.”
“I wanted to make sure it got done so I called them myself. They should have shut the whole store.”
A spokesman for Tesco said: “This was clearly an upsetting discovery for our customer, for which we are very sorry.”
“Pest control experts were in the store to deal with the problem and we are confident this was an isolated incident.”
“The cleanliness of our stores is a priority for all our staff and there is a clear protocol on how they should deal with this kind of issue.”